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the best chocolate chip cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

These farmhouse chocolate chip cookies are the best because of the double chips, real butter and butter flavored shortening.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best chocolate chip cookie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 230kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Baking Rack
  • Baking Sheet
  • Baking Mat
  • Silicone Spatula


  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Cream butter, shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in mixer.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix until well blended.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture.
  • Stir in chips on low so that the chips don't get broken, or stir by hand.
  • Make dough into balls or drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.     
  • Bake at 375° F for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on type of cookie sheet. Remove from oven when cookies are still slightly gooey in the center. Place of cooling racks. Enjoy warm and with a glass of milk :)


  • Using the blender on medium or high speed with chips in the dough may cause chips to break, use low speed or stir in by hand to avoid this problem
  • Perfect chocolate chip cookies use real butter, margarine will change the texture of the cookie
  • Freeze extra dough in shaped cookie balls so that fresh baked cookies are always a few minutes away 
  • Frozen dough only takes a minute or two longer to bake
  • Remove from oven when cookies are still slightly gooey in the center
  • Remove from oven just before the edges begin to brown for a super soft cookie - this skill takes practice, but it's worth it!
  • Allow cookies to rest 5 to 10 minutes on the baking sheet and then move to cooking racks
  • Enjoy cookies warm and with a glass of milk


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg